Friday, June 14, 2013

Feeling Depressed?

This gal, Laurie Penny, reputed to be one of the most important people in the UK, is here to tell you why your get up and go has got up and went, your outlook lacks that certain joie! you just don't feel like doing... whatever.   Be patient with this video, she has some refreshingly insightful things to say once she really gets going. More bio info on Laurie below. Cheers.

The Daily Telegraph ranked Penny as the 55th most influential left winger in Britain, reporting that she is “without doubt the loudest and most controversial female voice on the radical left.”
Penny’s blog, “Penny Red”, was launched in 2007[9] and was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2010.[10] (The name Penny Red refers to a Victorian stamp.) She began her career as a staff writer at One in Four magazine and then worked as a reporter and sub-editor for the socialist newspaper Morning Star. She has written columns and features for several publications,[11] and is a columnist for the New Statesman[12] and regular contributor to The Guardian.[13] Penny is the author of Meat Market: Female Flesh Under Capitalism (Zero Books, 2011).[3] In it she mounts an attack on liberal feminism, which she characterises as embracing the consumer choice offered by capitalism as the path to female emancipation.[14]
In April 2011, Penny presented the Channel 4 Dispatches programme “Cashing In on Degrees”, and appeared on the same channel’s satirical current affairs programme 10 O’Clock Live.[15] and BBC Two’s Newsnight.

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  1. How happy I am to see you're still here typing away,opening our eyes and always,always fighting the good fight! You seek to inform even when you,re doubting anyone is tuning in and listening.Well we are!!In fact your blog is always the first stop for me in cyberworld.It's always a good read.The problem is,none of your peeps are real chatty,so how could you possibly know if anyone is tuning in.But don't mistake our silence for apathy.I tend to mull things over for a good long while before responding.Case in point,I was just now going to respond to your last blog!I definately had a reaction to the possibility of you not being out there in cyberspace,as you regroup and fry those fish!Now I read that piece when it was first posted,and it's been on my mind ever since.So I decided that today was the day to respond and tell you....that, I for one would miss not reading your blog should you go on hiatus But I also get that a change is sometimes needed.It's good to shake the jar and see where it settles once in awhile so ya' don't feel stale!Just don't stay away too long,should you go,because I would miss you!!

  2. heard and greatly appreciated. in fact, i may post something this week about that terrific gal in texas who filibustered her way into our hearts this week.

    see ya soon xx